A bit more vector art today… and I’ve taken the usual liberties, of course. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Peter: “I love the way this country smells. I’ll never forget it. It’s kind of spicy.”
– Adrien Brody – The Darjeeling Limited
About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
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Thank you so much for your kind comment!
I sincerely appreciate it!
The colors is very pleasing, excellent DOF!!! Cheers Nonoy Manga
That is very nice to hear from such a talented renderer as yourself, thank you!
Warm colors always make me ‘think’ India… and I tried to fade them off into the distance…
awesome 🙂 the reflection is sweet.
Thank you very much, Ms. F!
Those little finishing touch kind of things are always the most fun parts to work on (I think)!
Have a great weekend! 😀
Thank you so much, Cristina!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!
Of course, I know the great architecture. Your image is so cool that I felt to visit this place now. Have a great day.
I suspected with your architectural background you would know it quite well! And as such it’s even nicer to hear you liked this image – thank you very much, sir!
I’d love to visit the real Taj Mahal some day
Oh, me too!
Can you imagine how incredible it would be?!
You have done a great job on this one too
SIG I like the sky, it is so awesomely breathtaking 🙂
Thank you very much, my friend!
The colors are always so much fun to experiment with in these… once I get everything all drawn I set them up in a way I can slide a ‘color slider’ back and fourth and pick out a hue I like for particular parts. I think it’s pretty interesting how much changing colors can affect the feel of things to such a great extent.
Yes that is similar to what I did on that script I added, the one with the naughty demon lady, it was originally blue so I needed to tweak it a little to blend in with my Space 🙂 I like experimenting, erm, with everything 🙂 lmao
Hahaha… the things we have to do for Art, eh, Andro?!
Love the subtle moon .
Everyone’s looking now, right? 🙂
To the W.P. moon stats!
You wouldn’t believe how long it took me to decide on moon placement and opacity.
Yes. My life really is that exciting.
Awesome. You nailed the “spicy” coloring, too!
I just hope Monday’s post doesn’t need to be ‘Pepto-Pink’…
I can see the saffron and curry in the air.
I LOVE the sound of that, Peg…
(I need to convince you to do some ghost-writing for me)!
Thank you very much, Ms. D!
Well, I was referring to Peg’s comment. But well … you can take credit for it if you’d like. 😀
Hahaha… I’m totally blaming this on my having responded from the WP dashboard…
I don’t know this thing you call ‘vector art’. I assume you create this from scratch?! Whatever the process, I like the finished product. I especially like the moon. You captured the ‘transparency’ look, which occurs during the day. I really like the colors, too.
So ‘vector’ is basically a series of mathematical points recorded as you ‘draw’ things (opposed to a bitmap / raster image which is composed of information recorded in/on/as pixels (like from your camera, etc.). One cool aspect of vector is they scale up as large as you want without become pixellated / jagged / rough-looking (since the computer remembers all those data points). And, while there are ‘filters’ in Illustrator that convert a bitmap (photo) image into a vector image, I draw mine by hand. Not difficult, but a bit time consuming (which is part of the point, I guess).
All that being said, in the end I pull the whole thing into Photoshop for finishing touches, which converts the vector image into a bitmap / raster image anyway, so my using ‘vector’ in titles is a bit of a misnomer, I guess. 🙂
Wow – that was as clear as mud, sorry about that, Ms. D…
Um… hello, it IS difficult! To anyone who hasn’t tried it believe me… making something like this is very very difficult!!! He’s just so good at it he doesn’t realize this fact. 😛
That is very kind of you to say, Annabelle…
it is time consuming, but not too bad otherwise, really….
This reminds me of the scene in Willy Wonka (new one) where he travels to India to make a similar building made out of chocolate. This looks just as good 🙂
Hahaha… that Oompa Loompa song is gonna’ be stuck in my head all day now, Mel!
Oompa Loompa doodly-do…
I send my thanks off to you…
Love it. It’s got a nice graphic novel quality to it!
Saw the Darjeeling Limited a while back and thought it was great. I’ll have to check it out again.
Thank you very much, Ms. C! I was thinking I might try this with a few other landmarks, too… kinda fun to play around with!
You’ve probably noticed I’m a pretty big fan of Wes Anderson movies… love ’em!
Strong composition, excellent colours, fantastic image. Everything I have come to expect from you Sir. Fantastic!
Wow – that’s incredibly kind of you to say, Astra!
I sincerely appreciate your generosity, sir – thank you so much!
It looks great. It would be nice to see it in real some day 🙂
Thank you very much, Ms. B!
Oh, wow! That would really be something, wouldn’t it?!
I have to say the Taj was the most extraordinarily beautiful building I’ve ever seen.
You’ve done it justice, SIG.
I imagine it must have been / be ridiculously spectacular!
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Mr. H!
When the result looks that good, you can take all the liberties you want. Well done.
I think I’m finally wearing you down…
I totally expected a Darjeeling Limited joke here (perhaps you are secretly a fan after all?)!
Thank you very much, Bearman!
No but I am tired of making fun of your for your poor choice of movies.
Hahaha… Nah. I suspect I’m just wearing you down.
you have a great weekend yourself, Mr. Inky!!
Why, thank you sir!
And the very same to you, Mr. B!:)
I need a beer. 😉
I need two.
I can just feel the heat. And the faint moon is a very nice touch!
Thank you so much, sir!
Hahaha… the moon was about the last thing I added – it was funny – I kept moving it all over the sky until I finally decided on a good spot to drop it (I’m sure all kinds of strange things were happening with the gravity inside the picture plane…)! 🙂
This is cool–er–warm. 🙂 Nice job, as usual!
I think all that warmth is starting to affect me a bit, Patti! That might explain a few things, anyway!
Thank you so much!
When I see this sort of work I often expect to see some small alien figures too – reminds me so much of images you see in Sci-fi art. Very good and warming on a grey and damp London morning 🙂
Hahaha… I figured I’m alien enough to make up for the fact you can’t see too many E.T.’s in this one (pretty sure the debris from where I crashed is back behind one of those mountains somewhere)! 😉
Thank you very much, Martin!
Lol Bob – I’m still hoping they don’t find my ship 😉
sounds like we’re aliens of a feather, Martin!
Ah, the sky reminds me very much of the Arizona desert…I see that moon tucked over there in the left corner. The whole piece it excellent, Bob!
Have a great weekend, and my best to Annabelle! xo
One of my favorite parts of working on these things (besides the little finishing touches like adding the moon, etc.) is when I’ve finally finished drawing all the pieces and I get to play with color – it’s so much fun to see how different hues can change an image so much – so quickly! But (although I’ve never been there) whenever I think India I always think warm colors like this. Thanks so much, Deb!
At first I thought you had taken a trip to India or Vegas. 🙂 Well done. Beautifully executed.
MAN! That would be something!!!
Talk about photo opp. being an understatement, right?!
Just calling by for another
look at your artistry SIG 🙂
Have a GREAT weekend 🙂
My thanks to you, as always, sir!
I hope you are having a fine weekend as well, Andro!
It´s LOVELY and I knew you would use dialogue from The Darjeeling Limited !!! 🙂
That is very kind of you to say, as always, Juana! Thank you!
Hahaha… I think you are on to me!
Why thank you, Nancy!
I appreciate that!
It’s awesome and amazing! Both! At the same time! Very impressive and beautiful. 🙂
And that is a very awesome compliment… thank you so much, Annabelle!
Feeling the heat with this one SiG, so warm . . . . and yes definitely spicy!
Thank you very much, Ms. K!
Originally I had a much cooler palate i mind, but in the end… India always makes me think rich, warm color…
Lovely, clean… great colouring.
Thank you very much, Nigel!
I sincerely appreciate that, sir!
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Thanks for thinking of me, Mel!
It’s quite an honor to be included in this project!
Wow, I’m impressed! You really keep up with all of your comments. I had to scroll through quite a few to get here to tell you that you’ve quoted one of my favorite movies – about a place a really want to go to. Beautiful image.
Thanks so much, Ms. H! Both for your very kind comments and for stopping by as well!
I’m a bit slow, but I do my best to keep up! I have a ton of fun with that, as everyone is so nice to begin with!
Agreed… and agreed! I love all movies Wes Anderson. And… well… maybe someday, right?!
AMAZING! My daughters would absolutely love to try out a program like this. Have you ever thought of teaching classes??
I would love to be an art teacher…
unfortunately my way with words isn’t all that great (which explains all the images, maybe)! The way I stutter / stammer / trip over word… I don’t think anyone could stand it!
These are the perfect colors. And the moon is fantastic. Excellent vector, SIG.
Thanks very much, Red!
It’s kind of funny how those tiny last minute subtle things tend to add so much interest sometimes…
Yeah, it’s really all about that moon. Although a graphic of JUST that moon may leave me wanting a little.
Hahaha… you busted me, U.M.
It was originally just the moon.
But I thought… eh… I wonder what this would look like with the Taj, too…
Great colour. Stunningly stunning. Another one that would look great n my loungeroom wall
Thank you very much, Mr. M! Originally I was thinking more subtle color, but the warm tones seemed so appropriate here… it almost seemed wrong to go with anything else!
I went to India in 1986. There certainly were a lot of smells; ranging from most awful to most delightful.
I like how all is symmetrical in your image, save the background.
That must have been an amazing trip, S.E.! I can imagine it might have been almost an information overload kind of situation… so many fascinating things to take it in (probably) not enough time to do so! Seems like it would be such a hauntingly beautiful place to visit!
Thank you very much, S.E! I was kind of happy about the balance, too…